Solange Knowles Covers Dirty Projectors, “Stillness Is The Move”


Who said indie-rock can’t have soul? Solange Knowles has been known to run with a different part of Brooklyn than her sister, and with this latest, it has paid off. Solange takes the Dirty Projector’s Angel Deradoorian to task with her cover of Bitte Ocra‘s standout, “Stillness Is The Move,” proving her dedication to Pitchfork runs deeper than a trip to Grizzly Bear with her big sister. Random aside: Do you think she knew it was going to top NY Mag’s list of the 40 songs that define Brooklyn sound?

The song, with its massively melodic chorus, lover’s narrative and mid-tempo back beat, always edged on an R&B jam. Solange simply drew on these leanings, threw in a little Erykah Badu via Soul Man & The Brothers, and added her own little radio-ready groove. We love it. Sadly, there are currently no plans for an official release, but you can download the track thanks to our friends at Pitchfork.

Download MP3: Solange, “Stillness Is The Move”